Brazil national basketball team

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Brazil
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FIBA ranking 10 Decrease1
Joined FIBA 1935
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation Brazilian Basketball Confederation
Coach Rubén Magnano
Olympic Games
Appearances 15
Medals Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1948, 1960, 1964
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 15
Medals Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 1959, 1963
Silver medal with cup.svg Silver: 1954, 1970
Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze: 1967, 1978
FIBA Americas Championship
Appearances 16
Medals Gold medal america.svg Gold: 1984, 1988, 2005, 2009
Silver medal america.svg Silver: 2001, 2011
Bronze medal america.svg Bronze: 1989, 1992, 1995, 1997
Pan American Games
Appearances 15
Medals Gold medal america.svg Gold: 1971, 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007
Silver medal america.svg Silver: 1963, 1983
Bronze medal america.svg Bronze: 1951, 1955, 1959, 1975, 1979, 1995
Uniforms
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Team colours
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Team colours
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The Brazil national basketball team represents Brazil in FIBA's basketball competitions. The team is governed by the Brazilian Basketball Confederation (Portuguese: Confederação Brasileira de Basketball), abbreviated as CBB.[1]
They have been a member of the International Federation of Basketball (FIBA) since 1935.

Brazil's basketball team remains among the most successful in the world. Overall, it has won multiple medals at every major international tournament.

History[edit]

Basketball was initially introduced to Brazil by Professor Augusto Shaw in 1896. In 1912, he began organizing the first state tournament and in 1922 the first national team made its debut at games against Argentina and Uruguay. As in the case of football, South America was initially ahead of the rest of the world and in 1930 held the first edition of the South American Championship. In that decade, Brazilian basketball was supported by relevant professional football clubs, to include it as a new sports section, although amateur in nature. Later, these clubs became professional and supported the national team with world-class players.

In the following years, Brazil became a regular at major international competitions. Its basketball squad participated in the first official basketball tournament at the Summer Olympics 1936 in Berlín. In 1939, the first continental championship was held in Rio de Janeiro. In the 40s, basketball was catching on more layers of society and left the elitist stigma. The sport received the ultimate accolade at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. There, against all odds, the team directed by Moacyr Daiuto (1915-1994) managed to achieve the bronze medal. The team recorded six straight wins until it stopped due to the semi-final defeat to France (33-43). In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Mexico (52-47). They managed to feature ten amateur players. The pre-Olympic Brazil concentration was very poor in resources. After an eternal journey to London, the team was astonishment when they saw how the U.S. team practiced: each player with a ball. Brazil only had two for the whole team.

One of the fundamental pillars of Brazilian basketball was the boldness of its coaches. The father of them all is Togo Renan Soares, "Kanela" (so nicknamed for his thick white hair). Working in the shadow of the giant football, Kanela (1906-1992) understood that basketball would add more followers if it could only offer new emotions. He aimed to get the influential media involved, so the game was conceived as a spectacle based on its dynamism and aesthetics. The formula worked. Besides the national team, he coached Flamengo which chained ten titles in a row (1951-1960). Born in Joao Pessoa (Paraíba) he had also coached football, rowing and water polo. In his youth, he had studied at a military college. His lengthy workouts alternated with authoritative teaching tone.

The unstoppable rise of basketball was confirmed at the second World Championship in Rio (1954). The Brazilian team, coached by Kanela, reached the final undefeated and proclaimed runner-up after losing to the global hegemonic basketball power from the U.S. That Brazilian team was equipped with experienced players who won the bronze medal London 1948 and supported through the arrival of two young men. These yound men were Amaury Pasos and Wlamir Marques, 18 and 17 years old, respectively. The bet of the visionary Kanela would give tremendous returns in later years.

Although it seems contradictory, the Brazilian player leap happened when the team was made up of willing and enthusiastic amateurs. These athletes, who were initiated into the game almost self-taught by imitation of American basketball players who had toured the country. The hard work of Kanela consisted of giving these players basic fundamentals and then lecture them on team concepts. Amaury and Wlamir were his most successful students. Especially their jump shots dazzled at the 54 FIBA World Cup. "Their scoring was smart and technically perfect." said the Brazilian journalist Fábio Balassiano.

Throughout its history, the team has won two World Championships (1959 and 1963), three bronze Olympic medals (in 1948, 1960 and 1964), four Americas Championships (1984, 1988, 2005 and 2009) and five Pan American Games (1971, 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007).

As in 2012, Brazil's top players include Anderson Varejão, Tiago Splitter, Leandro Barbosa, Nenê, Marcelinho Huertas, Alex Garcia, Guilherme Giovannoni and Marquinhos Vieira.

Competition results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Summer Olympic Games Record
Year Position Pld W L
Germany 1936 9th place 4 2 2
United Kingdom 1948 Bronze medal 8 7 1
Finland 1952 6th place 8 4 4
Australia 1956 6th place 7 3 4
Italy 1960 Bronze medal 8 7 1
Japan 1964 Bronze medal 9 6 3
Mexico 1968 4th place 9 6 3
West Germany 1972 7th place 9 5 4
Canada 1976 Did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 5th place 7 4 3
United States 1984 9th place 7 3 4
Korea 1988 5th place 8 5 3
Spain 1992 5th place 8 4 4
United States 1996 6th place 8 3 5
2000 to 2008 Did not participate
United Kingdom 2012 5th place 6 4 2
Brazil 2016 Qualified as host - - -
Total 106 63 43

FIBA World Cup[edit]

FIBA World Cup Record
Year Result Pld W L
Argentina 1950 4th place 6 3 3
Brazil 1954 Runner-up 9 8 1
Chile 1959 Champions 9 7 2
Brazil 1963 Champions 6 6 0
Uruguay 1967 3rd place 9 7 2
Yugoslavia 1970 Runner-up 9 7 2
Puerto Rico 1974 6th place 10 4 6
Philippines 1978 3rd place 10 8 2
Colombia 1982 8th place 8 5 3
Spain 1986 4th place 12 8 4
Argentina 1990 5th place 8 4 4
Canada 1994 11th place 8 2 6
Greece 1998 10th place 8 2 6
United States 2002 8th place 9 4 5
Japan 2006 19th place 5 1 4
Turkey 2010 9th place 6 3 3
Spain 2014 Qualified 0 0 0
Total 132 79 53

Pan American Games[edit]

Pan American Games Record
Year Result Pld W L
Argentina 1951 Bronze Medal 6 3 3
Mexico 1955 Bronze Medal 5 4 1
United States 1959 Bronze Medal 6 4 2
Brazil 1963 Silver Medal 6 5 1
Canada 1967 7th place 6 4 2
Colombia 1971 Gold Medal 8 7 1
Mexico 1975 Bronze Medal 9 7 2
Puerto Rico 1979 Bronze Medal 9 4 5
Venezuela 1983 Silver Medal 8 5 3
United States 1987 Gold Medal 7 6 1
Cuba 1991 5th place 7 6 1
Argentina 1995 Bronze Medal 7 5 2
Canada 1999 Gold Medal 5 4 1
Dominican Republic 2003 Gold Medal 5 5 0
Brazil 2007 Gold Medal 5 5 0
Mexico 2011 5th place 4 2 2
Total 103 76 27

FIBA Americas championship[edit]

FIBA Americas Championship Record
Year Result Pld W L
Puerto Rico 1980 4th place 6 4 2
Brazil 1984 Champions 8 8 0
Uruguay 1988 Champions 8 7 1
Mexico 1989 3rd place 8 7 1
United States 1992 3rd place 6 5 1
Puerto Rico 1993 4th place 7 4 3
Argentina 1995 3rd place 10 5 5
Uruguay 1997 3rd place 9 6 3
Puerto Rico 1999 6th place 8 3 5
Argentina 2001 Runner-up 10 7 3
Puerto Rico 2003 7th place 8 3 5
Dominican Republic 2005 Champions 10 7 3
United States 2007 4th place 10 5 5
Puerto Rico 2009 Champions 10 9 1
Argentina 2011 Runner-up 10 8 2
Venezuela 2013 9th place 4 0 4
Total 128 88 40

South American championship[edit]

South American Championship Record
Year Position Pld W L
Uruguay 1930 3rd Place 6 2 4
Chile 1932 Did not participate
Argentina 1934 4th place 6 1 5
Brazil 1935 Runner-up 4 2 2
Chile 1937 3rd place 8 3 5
Peru 1938 4th place 4 1 3
Brazil 1939 Champions 4 3 1
Uruguay 1940 3rd place 5 3 2
Argentina 1941 5th place 5 1 4
Chile 1942 4th place 4 2 2
Peru 1943 Did not participate
Ecuador 1945 Champions 5 5 0
Brazil 1947 Runner-up 5 3 2
Paraguay 1949 Runner-up 5 3 2
Uruguay 1953 Runner-up 6 5 1
Colombia 1955 3rd place 8 6 2
Chile 1958 Champions 7 7 0
Argentina 1960 Champions 6 6 0
Brazil 1961 Champions 7 7 0
Peru 1963 Champions 8 7 1
Argentina 1966 Runner-up 7 6 1
Paraguay 1968 Champions 7 6 1
Uruguay 1969 Runner-up 6 4 2
Uruguay 1971 Champions 7 6 1
Colombia 1973 Champions 7 7 0
Colombia 1976 Runner-up 6 5 1
Chile 1977 Champions 8 8 0
Argentina 1979 Runner-up 6 5 1
Uruguay 1981 Runner-up 5 4 1
Brazil 1983 Champions 6 6 0
Colombia 1985 Champions 7 7 0
Paraguay 1987 3rd place 6 5 1
Ecuador 1989 Champions 5 5 0
Venezuela 1991 Runner-up 8 6 2
Brazil 1993 Champions 7 7 0
Uruguay 1995 3rd place 7 6 1
Venezuela 1997 4th place 7 5 2
Argentina 1999 Champions 6 6 0
Chile 2001 Runner-up 9 7 2
Uruguay 2003 Champions 6 6 0
Brazil 2004 Runner-up 6 5 1
Venezuela 2006 Champions 4 3 1
Chile 2008 4th place 6 4 2
Colombia 2010 Champions 5 5 0
Total 255 201 54

FIBA Under-19 World Championship[edit]

FIBA Under-19 World Championship Record
Year Result Pld W L
Brazil 1979 Runner-up 8 5 3
Spain 1983 3rd place 10 6 4
Italy 1987 10th place 7 3 4
Canada 1991 7th place 8 4 4
Greece 1995 Did not participate
Portugal 1999 8th place 8 3 5
Greece 2003 Did not participate
Serbia 2007 4th place 9 4 5
New Zealand 2009 Did not participate
Latvia 2011 9th place 8 5 3
Total 58 30 28

Past rosters[edit]

1936 Olympic Games: finished 9th among 21 teams

Americo Montanarini, José Oscar Zelaya Alonso, Ary dos Santos Furtado "Pavão", Waldemar Goncalves "Coroa", Nelson Monteiro de Souza, Luiz Barros Nunes "Cacau", Aloysio Ramos Accioly Netto "Baiano", Carmino de Pilla, Miguel Pedro Martinez Lopes, Armando Albano (Coach: Arno Frank)

1948 Olympic Games: finished 3rd among 23 teams

Algodão, Ruy de Freitas, Affonso Évora, Alfredo da Motta, Marcus Vinicius Dias, Alexandre Gemignani, Nilton Pacheco de Oliveira, Guilherme Rodrigues, Joao Francisco Braz, Alberto Marson, Massinet Sorcinelli, Luiz Benvenuti (Coach: Moacyr Brondi Daiuto)

1950 World Championship: finished 4th among 10 teams

Algodão, Ruy de Freitas, Alfredo da Motta, Alexandre Gemignani, Angelo Bonfietti "Angelim", Celso dos Santos, Paulo Rodrigues Siqueira "Montanha", Sebastião Amorim Gimenez "Tiao", Thales Monteiro, Milton Santos Marques "Miltinho", Plutao de Macedo, Hélio Marques Pereira "Godinho" (Coach: Moacyr Brondi Daiuto)

1952 Olympic Games: finished 6th among 23 teams

Algodão, Ruy de Freitas, Alfredo da Motta, Angelo Bonfietti "Angelim", Joao Francisco Braz, Sebastiao Amorim Gimenez "Tiao", Hélio Marques Pereira "Godinho", Thales Monteiro, Mayr Facci, José Luiz Santos Azevedo "Zé Luiz", Almir Nelson de Almeida, Mário Jorge da Fonseca, Raymundo Carvalho dos Santos (Coach: Manoel Pitanga)

1954 World Championship: finished 2nd among 12 teams

Amaury Pasos, Wlamir Marques, Algodão, Alfredo da Motta, Thales Monteiro, Hélio Marques Pereira, Ângelo Bonfietti "Angelim", Almir Nelson de Almeida, Wilson Bombarda, Mário Jorge da Fonseca, Mayr Facci, José Henrique de Carli, Jamil Gedeao, Fausto Sucena Rasga (Coach: Togo Renan Soares "Kanela")

1956 Olympic Games: finished 6th among 15 teams

Amaury Pasos, Wlamir Marques, Algodão, Edson Bispo dos Santos, Ângelo Bonfietti "Angelim", Wilson Bombarda, Mayr Facci, Jamil Gedeao, Jorge Carlos Dortas Olivieri, José Luiz Santos Azevedo "Zé Luiz", Fausto Sucena Rasga Filho, Nelson Couto e Silva Marques Lisboa (Coach: Mário Amandio Duarte)

1959 World Championship: finished 1st among 13 teams

Amaury Pasos, Wlamir Marques, Waldemar Blatskauskas, Algodão, Edson Bispo dos Santos, Jatyr Eduardo Schall, Carmo de Souza "Rosa Branca", Otto Nóbrega, Waldyr Geraldo Boccardo, Pedro Vicente da Fonseca "Pecente", José Maciel Senra "Zezinho", Fernando Pereira de Freitas "Fernando Brobro" (Coach: Togo Renan Soares "Kanela")

1960 Olympic Games: finished 3rd among 16 teams

Amaury Pasos, Wlamir Marques, Waldemar Blatskauskas, Algodão, Edson Bispo dos Santos, Antonio Salvador Sucar, Carlos Domingos Massoni "Mosquito", Carmo de Souza "Rosa Branca", Jatyr Eduardo Schall, Moyses Blas, Waldyr Geraldo Boccardo, Fernando Pereira de Freitas "Fernando Brobro" (Coach: Togo Renan Soares "Kanela")

1963 World Championship: finished 1st among 13 teams

Amaury Pasos, Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, Wlamir Marques, Waldemar Blatskauskas, Carlos Domingos Massoni "Mosquito", Jatyr Eduardo Schall, Carmo de Souza "Rosa Branca", Antonio Salvador Sucar, Luis Claudio Menon, Friedrich Wilhelm Braun "Fritz", Victor Mirshawka, Benedito Cicero Tortelli "Paulista" (Coach: Togo Renan Soares "Kanela")

1964 Olympic Games: finished 3rd among 16 teams

Amaury Pasos, Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, Wlamir Marques, Edson Bispo dos Santos, Carlos Domingos Massoni "Mosquito", Antonio Salvador Sucar, Jatyr Eduardo Schall, Carmo de Souza "Rosa Branca", José Edvar Simões, Victor Mirshawka, Sérgio Toledo Machado "Sérgio Macarrão", Friedrich Wilhelm Braun "Fritz" (Coach: Renato Brito Cunha)

1967 World Championship: finished 3rd among 13 teams

Amaury Pasos, Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, Carlos Domingos Massoni "Mosquito", Jatyr Eduardo Schall, Antonio Salvador Sucar, Hélio Rubens Garcia, José Edvar Simoes, Sérgio Toledo Machado "Sérgio Macarrão", Luis Claudio Menon, José Luiz Olaio Neto, Cesar Sebba, Emil Rached (Coach: Togo Renan Soares "Kanela")

1968 Olympic Games: finished 4th among 16 teams

Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, Wlamir Marques, Carmo de Souza "Rosa Branca", Carlos Domingos Massoni "Mosquito", Antonio Salvador Sucar, Hélio Rubens Garcia, José Edvar Simões, Luis Cláudio Menon, Sérgio Toledo Machado "Sérgio Macarrão", José Aparecido dos Santos, Celso Luiz Scarpini, José Geraldo de Castro "Zé Geraldo" (Coach: Renato Brito Cunha)

1970 World Championship: finished 2nd among 13 teams

Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, Wlamir Marques, Carlos Domingos Massoni "Mosquito", Carmo de Souza "Rosa Branca", José Edvar Simões, Luiz Claudio Menon, Hélio Rubens Garcia, Sérgio Toledo Machado "Sérgio Macarrão", Marcos Antonio Abdalla Leite "Marquinhos", José Luis Olaio Neto, José Aparecido dos Santos, Pedro César Ferrer Cardoso "Pedrinho" (Coach: Togo Renan Soares "Kanela")

1972 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 16 teams

Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, Carlos Domingos Massoni "Mosquito", Marcos Antonio Abdalla Leite "Marquinhos", Hélio Rubens Garcia, Luis Cláudio Menon, José Edvar Simões, Washington Joseph "Dodi", José Aparecido dos Santos, Adilson de Freitas Nascimento, Radvilas Kasimiras Gorauskas, José Geraldo de Castro "Zé Geraldo", Francisco Sérgio Garcia "Fransergio" (Coach: Pedro Morilla Fuentes "Pedroca")

1974 World Championship: finished 6th among 14 teams

Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, Carlos Domingos Massoni "Mosquito", Marcel de Souza, Hélio Rubens Garcia, Marcos Antonio Abdalla Leite "Marquinhos", Adilson de Freitas Nascimento, Washington Joseph "Dodi", José Geraldo de Castro "Zé Geraldo", Lázaro Henrique Garcia, Roberto José Correa "Robertão", Milton Setrini Júnior "Carioquinha", Luiz Carlos de Almeida Peixoto "Peixotinho" (Coach: Edson Bispo dos Santos)

1978 World Championship: finished 3rd among 14 teams

Oscar Schmidt, Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, Marcel de Souza, Hélio Rubens Garcia, Marcos Antonio Abdalla Leite "Marquinhos", Adilson de Freitas Nascimento, Milton Setrini Júnior "Carioquinha", Roberto José Correa "Robertão", Gilson Trindade de Jesus, Eduardo Agra, Marcelo Vido, Fausto Giannechini (Coach: Ary Ventura Vidal)

1980 Olympic Games: finished 5th among 12 teams

Oscar Schmidt, Marcel de Souza, Adilson de Freitas Nascimento, Marcos Antonio Abdalla Leite "Marquinhos", Milton Setrini Junior "Carioquinha", Wagner Machado da Silva, Gilson Trindade de Jesus, Ricardo Cardoso Guimarães "Cadum", Luiz Gustavo Lage, Jose Carlos Santos Saiani, Andre Ernesto Stoffel, Marcelo Vido (Coach: Cláudio Mortari)

1982 World Championship: finished 8th among 13 teams

Oscar Schmidt, Marcos Antonio Abdalla Leite "Marquinhos", Adilson de Freitas Nascimento, Marcel de Souza, Milton Setrini Júnior "Carioquinha", Maury de Souza, Marcelo Vido, Ricardo Cardoso Guimarães "Cadum", Gilson Trindade de Jesus, Nilo Martins Guimarães, André Ernesto Stoffel, Israel Machado Campello Andrade (Coach: José Edvar Simões / José Medalha)

1984 Olympic Games: finished 9th among 12 teams

Oscar Schmidt, Marcel de Souza, Marcos Antonio Abdalla Leite "Marquinhos", Adilson de Freitas Nascimento, Milton Setrini Junior "Carioquinha", Ricardo Cardoso Guimarães "Cadum", Marcelo Vido, Nilo Martins Guimarães, Eduardo Agra, Israel Machado Campello Andrade, Silvio Malvesi, Gerson Victalino (Coach: Renato Brito Cunha)

1986 World Championship: finished 4th among 24 teams

Oscar Schmidt, João José Vianna "Pipoka", Rolando Ferreira, Marcel de Souza, Nilo Martins Guimarães, Marcelo Vido, Silvio Malvesi, Paulo "Paulinho" Villas Boas, Maury de Souza, Jorge Guerra "Guerrinha", Israel Machado Campello Andrade, Gerson Victalino (Coach: Ary Ventura Vidal / José Medalha)

1988 Olympic Games: finished 5th among 12 teams

Oscar Schmidt, Marcel de Souza, João José Vianna "Pipoka", Rolando Ferreira, Ricardo Cardoso Guimarães "Cadum", Maury de Souza, Paulo "Paulinho" Villas Boas, Israel Machado Campello Andrade, Paulo César Silva "Paulão", Luiz Felipe Faria de Azevedo, Jorge Guerra "Guerrinha", Gerson Victalino (Coach: Ary Ventura Vidal / José Medalha)

1990 World Championship: finished 5th among 16 teams

Oscar Schmidt, João José Vianna "Pipoka", Marcel de Souza, Rolando Ferreira, Maury de Souza, Ricardo Cardoso Guimarães "Cadum", Israel Machado Campello Andrade, Luiz Felipe Faria de Azevedo, Gerson Victalino, Wilson Fernando Kuhn Minuci, Jorge Guerra "Guerrinha", Aristides Josuel (Coach: Hélio Rubens Garcia)

1992 Olympic Games: finished 5th among 12 teams

Oscar Schmidt, João José Vianna "Pipoka", Rolando Ferreira, Marcel de Souza, Ricardo Cardoso Guimarães "Cadum", Maury de Souza, Paulo "Paulinho" Villas Boas, Israel Machado Campello Andrade, Wilson Fernando Kuhn Minuci, Jorge Guerra "Guerrinha", Gerson Victalino, Aristides Josuel (Coach: José Medalha)

1994 World Championship: finished 11th among 16 teams

João José Vianna "Pipoka", Rolando Ferreira, Rogério Klafke, Paulo "Paulinho" Villas Boas, Wilson Fernando Kuhn Minuci, Maury de Souza, Marcio Faria de Azevedo, Aristides Josuel, Andre Luis Guimarães Fonseca "Ratto", Antonio José Nogueira Santana "Tonico", Joelcio Joerke "Janjão", Carlos Henrique Rodrigues do Nascimento "Olivia" (Coach: Enio Angelo Vecchi)

1996 Olympic Games: finished 6th among 12 teams

Oscar Schmidt, João José Vianna "Pipoka", Rogério Klafke, Demétrius Conrado Ferraciú, Wilson Fernando Kuhn Minuci, Aristides Josuel, Carlos Henrique Rodrigues do Nascimento "Olivia", Joelcio Joerke "Janjão", Caio Eduardo de Mello Cazziolato, Antonio José Nogueira Santana "Tonico", Caio Silveira, André Luis Guimarães Fonseca "Ratto" (Coach: Ary Ventura Vidal)

1998 World Championship: finished 10th among 16 teams

João José Vianna "Pipoka", Marcelinho Machado, Rogério Klafke, Demétrius Conrado Ferraciú, Hélio Rubens Garcia Filho "Helinho", Joelcio Joerke "Janjao", Aristides Josuel, André Luis Guimarães Fonseca "Ratto", Sandro Varejão, Cláudio Antonio Gomes Clemente "Brasilia", Caio Eduardo de Mello Cazziolato, Marco Aurélio Pegolo dos Santos "Chui" (Coach: Hélio Rubens Garcia)

2002 World Championship: finished 8th among 16 teams

4 – Marcelinho Machado, 5 – Alex Garcia, 6 – Vanderlei Mazzuchini, 7 – Tiago Splitter, 8 – Sandro Varejão, 9 – Demétrius Conrado Ferraciú, 10 – Hélio Rubens Garcia Filho, 11 – Anderson Varejão, 12 – Guilherme Giovannoni, 13 – Leandro Barbosa, 14 – Rogério Klafke, 15 – Rafael "Baby" Araújo (Coach: Lula Ferreira)

2006 World Championship: finished 17th among 24 teams

4 – Marcelinho Machado, 5 – Nezinho dos Santos, 6 – Murilo Becker, 7 – Estevam Ferreira, 8 – Leandro Barbosa, 9 – Marcelinho Huertas, 10 – Alex Garcia, 11 – Anderson Varejão, 12 – Guilherme Giovannoni, 13 – Caio Torres, 14 – Andre Bambú Quirino, 15 – Tiago Splitter (Coach: Lula Ferreira)

2007 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 4th among 10 teams

4 – Marcelinho Machado, 5 – Nezinho dos Santos, 6 – Murilo Becker, 7 – Marcelinho Huertas, 8 – Alex Garcia, 9 – Valter da Silva, 10 – Leandro Barbosa, 11 – João Paulo Batista, 12 – Guilherme Giovannoni, 13 – Nenê, 14 – Marcus Vinicius, 15 – Tiago Splitter (Coach: Lula Ferreira)

2009 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 1st among 10 teams

4 – Marcelinho Machado, 5 – Duda Machado, 6 – Diego Pinheiro, 7 – Olivinha, 8 – Alex Garcia, 9 – Marcelinho Huertas, 10 – Leandro Barbosa, 11 – Anderson Varejão, 12 – Guilherme Giovannoni, 13 – João Paulo Batista, 14 – Jonathan Tavernari, 15 – Tiago Splitter (Coach: Moncho Monsalve)

2010 World Championship: finished 9th among 24 teams

4 – Marcelinho Machado, 5 – Nezinho dos Santos, 6 – Murilo Becker, 7 – Raul Togni Neto, 8 – Alex Garcia, 9 – Marcelinho Huertas, 10 – Leandro Barbosa, 11 – Anderson Varejão, 12 – Guilherme Giovannoni, 13 – João Paulo Batista, 14 – Marcus Vinicius, 15 – Tiago Splitter (Coach: Rubén Magnano)

2011 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 2nd among 10 teams

4 – Marcelinho Machado, 5 – Nezinho dos Santos, 6 – Rafael Luz, 7 – Augusto Lima, 8 – Vitor Benite, 9 – Marcelinho Huertas, 10 – Alex Garcia, 11 – Rafael Hettsheimeir, 12 – Guilherme Giovannoni, 13 – Caio Torres, 14 – Marcus Vinicius, 15 – Tiago Splitter (Coach: Rubén Magnano)

2012 Olympic Games: finished 5th among 12 teams

4 – Marcelinho Machado, 5 – Raul Togni Neto, 6 – Caio Torres, 7 – Larry Taylor, 8 – Alex Garcia, 9 – Marcelinho Huertas, 10 – Leandro Barbosa, 11 – Anderson Varejão, 12 – Guilherme Giovannoni, 13 – Nenê, 14 – Marcus Vinicius, 15 – Tiago Splitter (Coach: Rubén Magnano)

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.


Brazil National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club
F 4 Belchor Silva, Arthur 30 – (1982-09-30)30 September 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) UniCEUB/BRB
G 5 Luz, Rafael 21 – (1992-02-11)11 February 1992 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Obradoiro CAB
G 6 Neto, Raulzinho 21 – (1992-05-19)19 May 1992 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Lagun Aro
G 7 Taylor, Larry 32 – (1980-10-03)3 October 1980 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Bauru
G 8 Benite, Vítor 23 – (1990-02-20)20 February 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Flamengo
G 9 Huertas, Marcelinho 30 – (1983-05-25)25 May 1983 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) FC Barcelona
G/F 10 Garcia, Alex 33 – (1980-03-04)4 March 1980 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) UniCEUB/BRB
C 11 Hettsheimeir, Rafael 27 – (1986-06-16)16 June 1986 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Unicaja Málaga
F 12 Giovannoni, Guilherme 33 – (1980-06-02)2 June 1980 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) UniCEUB/BRB
C 13 Torres, Caio 26 – (1987-06-03)3 June 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) São José
F/C 14 Felício, Cristiano 21 – (1992-07-07)7 July 1992 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Flamengo
C 15 Batista, J. P. 31 – (1981-10-29)29 October 1981 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Le Mans
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Demétrius Ferraciú
  • José Alves Neto


Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2013

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve Inactive
C Rafael Hettsheimeir Caio Torres J.P. Batista
PF Guilherme Giovannoni Cristiano Felício
SF Alex Garcia Arthur Belchor Silva
SG Larry Taylor Vítor Benite
PG Marcelinho Huertas Raulzinho Rafael Luz

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – Brazil, fiba.com, accessed 18 July 2013.

External links[edit]